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Jan Ullrich is considered one of the most accomplished applied linguists working with Lakota today.   He is a fluent speaker of Lakota, Linguistic Director at LLC, and a founding member of the Board of Directors.   Mr. Ullrich received his MS in Education and Linguistics from the University of Ostrava. His particular areas of specialization are Siouan linguistics, language pedagogy, and language revitalization.

From 1998 to 2001 Mr. Ullrich was Project Associate for the Lakota and Dakota Language Documentation Project at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Colorado, Boulder.   He has also been and an instructor of English as a second language, language teaching methodology instructor, a Research Assistant, and an exhibit curator at various academic institutions.  

Mr. Ullrich has been undertaking linguistic fieldwork on the Indian Reservations of South Dakota since 1992.   He has amassed one of the largest collections of Lakota texts in the world and has published numerous books and articles on Lakota language and mythology.

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